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An anthology of excerpts from the four-volume classic "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" features first-hand recollections by the Civil War's commanders and subordinates on both sides, with commentary by such leading scholars as James McPherson and Joan Waugh.
1861. Introduction / Craig L. Symonds
Inside Sumter in '61 / James Chester
The first step in the war / Stephen D. Lee
War preparations in the North / Jacob D. Cox
The Confederate Government at Montgomery / R. Barnwell Rhett
Going to the front: recollections of a private / Warren Lee Goss
The first Battle of Bull Run / P. G. T. Beauregard
Responsibilities of the First Bull Run / Joseph E. Johnston
Arkansas troops in the Battle of Wilson's Creek / N. B. Pearce
The flanking column at Wilson's Creek / Franz Sigel
1862. Introduction / Stephen W. Sears
The gun-boats at Belmont and Fort Henry / Henry Walke
The Western Flotilla at Fort Donelson, Island Number Ten, Fort Pillow and Memphis / Henry Walke
The capture of Fort Donelson / Lew Wallace
The Battle of Shiloh / Ulysses S. Grant
Surprise and withdrawal at Shiloh / S. H. Lockett
The Shiloh Battle-order and the withdrawal Sunday evening / Alexander Robert Chisolm
The plan and construction of the "Merrimac" / John M. Brooke and John L. Porter
The building of the "Monitor" / John Ericsson
The first fight of iron-clads [ironclads] / John Taylor Wood
Farragut's capture of New Orleans / William T. Meredith
Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah / John D. Imboden
The peninsular campaign / George B. McClellan
The second Battle of Bull Run / John Pope
The invasion of Maryland / James Longstreet
The Battle of Antietam / Jacob D. Cox
The Battle of Fredericksburg / James Longstreet
1863. Introduction / James M. McPherson
The Chancellorsville campaign / Darius N. Couch
Stonewall Jackson's last battle / James Power Smith
Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania / James Longstreet
The first day at Gettysburg / Henry J. Hunt
The second day at Gettysburg / Henry J. Hunt
The third day at Gettysburg / Henry J. Hunt
The Confederate retreat from Gettysburg / John D. Imboden
The Vicksburg campaign / Ulysses S. Grant
Naval operations in the Vicksburg Campaign / James Russell Soley
The capture of Port Hudson / Richard B. Irwin
Chickamauga: the great battle of the West / Daniel H. Hill
Chattanooga / Ulysses S. Grant
1864. Introduction / Joan Waugh
From the wilderness to Cold Harbor / E. M. Law
Hand-to-hand fighting at Spotsylvania / G. Norton Galloway
Sheridan's Richmond raid / Theo. F. Rodenbough
General Lee in the wilderness campaign / Charles S. Venable
The battle of the Petersburg Crater / William H. Powell
The duel between the "Alabama" and the "Kearsarge" / John M. Browne
The colored troops at Petersburg / Henry Goddard Thomas
Preparing for the campaigns of '64 / Ulysses S. Grant
The struggle for Atlanta / Oliver O. Howard
Farragut at Mobile Bay / John Coddington Kinney
The invasion of Tennessee / J. B. Hood
Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley / Wesley Merritt
Repelling Hood's invasion of Tennessee / Henry Stone
Early's march to Washington in 1864 / Jubal A. Early
Sherman's advance from Atlanta / Oliver O. Howard
Marching through Georgia and the Carolinas / Daniel Oakey
1865. Introduction / James I. Robertson, Jr.
Sherman's march from Savannah to Bentonville / Henry W. Slocum
The navy at Fort Fisher / Thomas O. Selfridge, Jr.
The recapture of Fort Stedman / John F. Hartranft
Five forks and the pursuit of Lee / Horace Porter
The fall of Richmond: I. The evacuation / Clement Sulivane
II. The occupation / Thomas Thatcher Graves
The surrender at Appomattox court house / Horace Porter
General Lee's farewell address to his army / Charles Marshall
Final operations of Sherman's army / H. W. Slocum
Last days of the Confederacy / Basil W. Duke, with notes on the Union and Confederate armies.

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Subjects Chester B. Hansen Collection of American History and Art
Biography & Autobiography
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns.
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Personal narratives.
Electronic books.
Civil War, 1861-1865.
Civil War, 1861-1865
Publisher New York :Random House Publishing Group,2011
Random House Publishing Group2011
Edition 1st ed.
Other Titles Battles and leaders of the Civil War.
Best of Battles and leaders of the Civil War
Contributors Holzer, Harold.
McPherson, James M.
Robertson, James I., Jr. (James Irvin) 1930-2019
Sears, Stephen W.
Symonds, Craig L.
OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [1185]-1186) and index.
ISBN 9780679604303
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